Collection Online
silk, cotton, metal
112.0 cm (centre back)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria from the wardrobe of Mrs Mavis Powell by her daughter Mrs Angela Wood, Member, 2000
Gallery location
Not on display
The cocktail dress in black silk taffeta has wide shoulder straps supporting a bodice which consists of a corset with metal 'boning' and an outer layer of black silk, gathering into a ruffle which sits away from the body. A matching silk cummerbund has rows of horizontal folds, is secured at the waist with metal hook and loop fasteners and decorated with a single pink silk rose. The full skirt gathers into the waist forming a balloon shape, edged with a deep fringe of black lace. The skirt is supported by three black tulle petticoats.